A bizarre accident happened to our client (aged 41) while attending a routine hospital consultation on 4th August 2009. She was asked lie down on the examination couch, which was being elevated. When it reached the top, the mechanism failed and the couch dropped vertically some 12 to 18 inches, causing a soft tissue injury to our client’s lower back. She then had to attend the A & E department for further treatment. It is anticipated that she should be fully recovered from this injury within 20 months or so.

Unfortunately, we were unable to negotiate a settlement of her claim without the need to issue proceedings. Shortly after doing so, we were able to agree upon a settlement figure with the hospital’s solicitors.

S. J. Edney solicitors obtained compensation of £5,835 for this client during 2011